Exploring an Integrated Approach to the Resolution of International Boundary and Territorial Disputes

Conference Panels and Speakers

18 APRIL 2013
Iain MacleodLegal Adviser to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Opening address
Robert VolterraPartner, Volterra Fietta
Panel 1: Recent developments in land boundary and territorial sovereignty disputes
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Judge Stephen M. Schwebel
Independent arbitrator; former Judge of the International Court of Justice
Robert VolterraPartner, Volterra Fietta
Richard SchofieldSenior Lecturer, Department of Geography, King’s College London
Pierre-Emmanuel DupontUguen Vidalenc & Associés, Paris; consultant in public international law
Loretta MalintoppiOf Counsel, Eversheds, Paris
Hon. Davis R. RobinsonSenior counsel, Crowell & Moring, Washington, D.C.
Panel 2: People and boundaries
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Dr James Clad MNZM
Senior Adviser, Center for Naval Analysis (CNA), Washington, D.C.
Dr Robert BradnockVisiting Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London
Professor David NewmanProfessor of Political Geography, Department of Politics and Government, and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Dr Carl Grundy-WarrSenior Lecturer, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore
Panel 3: Recent developments in maritime boundary delimitation
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Judge Dolliver Nelson
Member of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Dr Alex Oude ElferinkDeputy Director and Associate Professor, Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht University
Professor Taisaku IkeshimaVisiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge; and Professor at Waseda University School of International Liberal Studies, Japan
Professor Nico SchrijverAcademic Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University
Samuel Wordsworth QCEssex Court Chambers
Chris WhomersleyUK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
19 APRIL 2013
Panel 4: Technical challenges in maritime delimitation
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Dr Robin Cleverly
Head, Law of the Sea Group, UK Hydrographic Office
Dr Lindsay ParsonManaging Director, Maritime Zone Solutions Ltd
John BrownLaw of the Sea Consultant, UK Hydrographic Office
Professor Clive SchofieldDirector of Research, Australian Centre for Ocean Resource and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, Australia
Dr Leendert DorstHead, Geodesy & Tides Department, Hydrographic Service of the Royal Netherlands Navy
Panel 5: Regional case study on the South China Sea
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Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC
20 Essex Street Chambers, former Legal Adviser to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Nguyen Thi Minh NguyetDeputy Director-General of the Department of International Law and Treaties, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam
Henry Bensurto, Jr.Senior Special Assistant, Office of the Undersecretary for Policy, Department of Foreign Affairs, the Philippines
Dr Robin CleverlyHead, Law of the Sea Group, UK Hydrographic Office
Professor Robert BeckmanDirector, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore
Professor Keyuan ZouHarris Professor of International Law, Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Panel 6: Future challenges in territorial and delimitation disputes
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Professor Michael Reisman
Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law, Yale Law School
Professor Maurice Mendelson QCBlackstone Chambers; Professor Emeritus of International Law, University of London
Stephen FiettaPartner, Volterra Fietta
Professor Julian MinghiUniversity of South Carolina, Columbia, U.S.A.